National forest land from the Colorado-Wyoming border to Mount Evans will be closed as of midnight Wednesday. The closure in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest comes as existing wildfires continue to burn larger across the northern Front Range along with the risk of new fires starting.
NewsToday on Colorado Edition: we get the perspective of a climate scientist on the fire season we’re having, and learn about the impact of the Cameron Peak Fire on Fort Collins’ water supply. We’ll also hear about how Jeffco Public School’s reading curriculum holds up, and get tips for how to talk with friends and family about conspiracy theories.
PoliticsMore young adults are expected to vote in the upcoming election than in previous years. In 2018, Colorado ranked among the top three in youth voting, with a rate considerably higher than the national average. While the state can boast a high turnout for Generation Z and Millennial voters, Metropolitan State University of Denver is leading the charge.
NewsForecasts show stronger winds in store for the start of the week, which could complicate the responses to several major wildfires burning along the Front Range. At just under 9,000 acres, the Cal-Wood Fire is officially the county’s largest on record. Containment is at 15%. After another day with wind gusts over 60 miles per hour, the Cameron Peak Fire is now 203,253 acres, with 62% containment.
Mountain West News
BusinessAmid the economic downturn, Idaho and Utah have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
NewsExtremism experts say a fast-growing network of far-right activists could threaten the Mountain West and beyond. It’s called the People’s Rights network and, according to a new report, it includes anti-maskers, militia members and conspiracy theorists.
PoliticsCampaigning in a normal election year can be difficult even for the most seasoned politicians. But campaigning during a pandemic adds a host of new challenges. The biggest might be how does a candidate connect with voters safely.
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